Q:Did you ever go to a make up artistry school? Or are you just self taught? I was just thinking how talented you were but don't remember ever seeing anything about you going to school for make up. They just opened up a make up artistry school here where I live and was thinking about attending next summer.
Hello, Jamie! No, I have never gone to makeup school. Everything I know I learned by watching others and experimenting on my own. It’s something I’ve always played around with, even before I knew how to read. When I was younger, I didn’t want to go to college but to cosmetology school instead. My mother told me I was crazy. So instead, I studied my butt of in college and graduated with a degree in Biology. After graduation, I got accepted to a pharmacy school in California, and now I’m almost done with my doctorate degree. Although I know God has allowed me to get this far for a reason, I sometimes cannot help but wonder what my life would have been like had I gone to cosmetology school instead. Makeup and anything beauty related is my real passion. Once I graduate in a year, I plan on going to a makeup artistry school and taking some classes. In a way, I’m going backwards, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
Should you enroll in the class? YES YES YES! I think you are fabulous with makeup already, and your skills will only get better. I think it will open doors for you. Plus you do photography already, right? You can do someone’s makeup and take their picture! A one man show! Besides, if you enroll in the school you’ll be eligible to get pro discounts on the makeup brands you love. And that’s a big bonus! :)